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steel water storage tank ?

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by skidsteer, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. skidsteer

    skidsteer New Member

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    hello every one been enjoying some great info from you all I'm In the process of getting some materials gathered up for my upcoming project( water storage )what does every one think about using a steel tank and burring the tank to keep my precious storage space is there any kind of additives to protect the steel and keep the water from becoming dank be back with many Moore questions by the way its going to be a non pressurized tank with copper coils does having copper in a steel tank cause any unforeseen problems

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  2. Nofossil

    Nofossil Moderator Emeritus

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    I think buried is OK, but I worry about keeping the insulation from becoming waterlogged. If it's a plain steel tank, I think you don't want the copper to touch it. Using a brass fitting as a passthru is OK as far as I know.

    I haven't checked the water in mine. I'm pretty sure it's sterilized during the winter. I threw some wax in it to melt and form a surface layer to reduce evaporation. I floated an EPDM sheet on top of that, and caulked it to the rim. Mine is stainless and above ground - so far so good.

    You'd want to make sure that there's no possibility of anyone falling in. 180 degree water would be instantly lethal.
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    Skidsteer-

    Punctuation would make your posts MUCH easier to read.
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    For insulation could you use the spray foam and then cover it with that boat wrap stuff with a few vent tubes so it can breath?
  6. Sting

    Sting Feeling the Heat

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    The upper temperature limit of closed cell spray foam is 180° F.

    Beyond that we must use special High Temp foam.
  7. skidsteer

    skidsteer New Member

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    Top of tank will be seeled leaving about a 3x3 man hole to acess coils or what not in the future not worried about ground water far above that. Someone mentioned the sprayfoam temp rating 180 deg have to check into that that could be a problem
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